Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term) in "HyperTerahertz and High precision terahertz spectroscopy and microscopy" University of Cambridge, Department of Physics United Kingdom

Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.


As part of a new five year EPSRC funded Programme Grant "HyperTerahertz ¿ High precision terahertz spectroscopy and microscopy", a one-year post-doctoral Research Associate position is available. This position, based in the Semiconductor Physics group at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, will involve close collaborations with researchers at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, and the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds to open up new opportunities for the THz frequency range through the development of instrumentation for precise THz spectroscopy, microscopy, and coherent control of quantum confined systems.


The Semiconductor Physics Group has an extensive track record in the development of Terahertz technologies and collaborates with most of the leading research groups in this field. It is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories for molecular beam epitaxy, semiconductor device fabrication, cryogenic electrical transport and NIR optical measurements, and THz photonics. We seek a researcher who will primarily undertake the development of state-of-the-art THz waveguides to be installed into low temperature cryostats (4K and below) and then collaborating in a range of quantum manipulation experiments using THz quantum cascade lasers.


The researcher should have a degree in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline, and ideally a PhD in any of these fields. Experience in the design and construction of THz optical set-ups and THz quantum cascade lasers is essential. Experience in III-V semiconductor processing, working with THz waveguides, THz measurements on low dimensional materials and low temperature (cryogenic) electrical transport measurements would be an advantage.


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For further details of the post please visit our website Interviews will occur week commencing: from 22nd January to 26th January 2017


Please quote reference KA14290 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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